Ukr. geogr. z. 2016, N3:39-43

A.A. Mozgovyi - Institute of Geography of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv.


The purpose of this publication – devoted to the geographical study of conflict in urban development in Ukraine. In the process of studying of urban conflict we also demarcated such concepts as «conflict situation», «frequency of conflicts» and «risk of conflicts». In the article were summarized the main approaches to the systematization of urban conflicts. We made conclusion that conflicts are prerequisite for urban development. There is no direct correlation between the size of the city’s population and the intensity of the conflict interaction in it. However the frequency of conflicts is much higher in the cities with a population of over a million inhabitants than in the other groups of large cities. Also if zoning the metropolitan area according to frequency of conflicts we identified the following areas: a high conflict environment - downtown area and suburban areas of large cities; with moderate conflict environment - middle districts and peripheral areas of cities.

Key words: 
city, urban development, conflict situation, frequency of conflicts, risk of conflicts, urban conflicts

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